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Shane Fitzsimmons Wikipedia
Shane Fitzsimmons (born (1969-02-22)22 February 1969 in Sydney) is the Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner on 18 September 2007, Fitzsimmons served as Acting Commissioner between January and September.
Fitzsimmons joined the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) as a volunteer member of Duffys Forest Brigade in 1985. After qualifying as a motor mechanic he became a salaried officer in the Service in 1994, taking on the role of Regional Planning Officer for the Central East Region. He became State Operations Officer in 1996 and two years later was named Assistant Commissioner, Operations. This role later became expanded and restyled as Assistant Commissioner, Regional Management and Strategic Development. He was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal in 2001.
In 2004, Fitzsimmons became the inaugural visiting fellow of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council to the Australian Institute of Police Management. He held this role for 12 months.
After serving as Executive Director Operations and Regional Management, Fitzsimmons became Acting Commissioner in mid-2007 following previous Commissioner Phil Koperberg's resignation to take up a role in NSW Parliament. He was officially endorsed as NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner on 18 September.